Case Results

  • Client Faced Her Second DUI Charge

    Client facing her second DUI charge within less than 10 years. Refused breath test, but open container of alcohol, marijuana and a pipe found in car after her arrest. State originally offered 120 days in jail, a year license suspension with no work permit, doubled fines, doubled probation, doubled community service hours and a 2-year ignition interlock device.

    Result: Required client to attend an Intensive Outpatient Program with Transitions, Inc., a well-respected treatment facility. She completed 5 weeks of intensive treatment and over 50 AA meetings. State agreed to reduce penalties in half, allowing client to obtain a driving permit after 6 months, with no jail.

  • State Dropped the DUI Charge
    Case 5332-XEM

    At 12:05 am, a DUI TASK FORCE OFFICER on routine patrol observed Defendant failing to stop at a flashing red light and failing to maintain in a single lane. Upon contact with the Defendant, police officers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, flushed face, bloodshot watery eyes and mush-mouthed speech. Defendant performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises and agreed to submit to a breath test with results of 0.185 at 1:36 am, 0.214 at 1:39 am and 0.209 at 1:42 am. Defendant was arrested for DUI.

  • State Dropped the DUI Charge
    Case 4575-XEV; 1414-GTU
    At 2:01 am, while conducting a traffic directed patrol detail, police officer observed defendant exiting a parking lot. The defendant failed to yield before entering the highway and forced officer to apply his brakes to avoid striking defendant with patrol car. Police officer conducted a traffic stop. Police officer asked Defendant where he was coming from to which Defendant responded “Stir Crazy” (nightclub.) While performing investigation, Defendant had a strong odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. Defendant’s eyes were blood shot and he was very unstable on his feet. His speech was slurred and appeared to be confused. A field sobriety test was conducted and Police officer determined Defendant was impaired or unfit to drive. Defendant was taken into custody for further testing. Defendant refused to take the breath test and was arrested for DUI.
  • State Dropped the DUI Charge
    Case 7680-XEM; 0145-FZC
    At 11:25 pm, while conducting a routine patrol, police officer observed Defendant run a solid red light making a left turn and obstructing traffic in the middle of the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted. Upon contact with the Defendant, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, bloodshot watery eyes and thick tongue speech. Defendant performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and refused a breath test and was arrested for DUI. The Defendant has several herniated discs which could have caused poor performance on the tests.
  • State Dropped the DUI Charge
    Case 6456-XEQ; A1BA6ME
    At 7:00 pm, police officer on motorcycle observed Defendant attempting to pass a vehicle and driving head on to police officers path on Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove, near Kennedy Park. Defendant then almost struck the vehicle he was attempting to pass. A traffic stop was conducted. Upon contact with the Defendant, the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath, bloodshot watery eyes, thick tongued slurred speech, flushed face and unsteadiness on his feet. Defendant performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises and submitted to a breath test with results of 0.200 at 8:19 pm and 0.200 at 8:22 pm. Defendant was arrested for DUI. The area where the tests were given was very uneven broken pavement.
  • THE STATE DROPPED THE DUI CHARGE
    Case 4680-XEV
    At 9:06 pm, a Lieutenant of the Coral Gables Police Department responded to investigate a vehicle that matched an anonymous traffic complaint a car driving erratically on Red Road. Police officer observed defendant behind the wheel asleep in the Village of Pinecrest. The Coral Gables Lieutenant attempted to wake up the defendant with no response. Eventually the defendant woke up and looked at the Lieutenant and drove off at a slow rate of speed. The Lieutenant then followed the defendant and placed his vehicle in front of the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant then tried to go around but stopped. Lieutenant stated the defendant had slurred speech and the smell of alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. The defendant performed routine field sobriety test and was transported to the station for breathalyzer test. The defendant was charged with DUI. The Coral Gables officer was outside of his jurisdiction when he made the stop.